Editor's Notes

21 December, 2012: Hello everyone,

I see you’re all still here, despite today, the 21st of December, being the day the world is supposed to end. Well, I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that the world is not going to end.

The bad news is that Jabberwocky is.

After much consideration, I have decided this—the “end of the world issue—is the last issue of Jabberwocky. Is this a final closure? Most likely. Though I hate to say we’re gone forever, at this time I can make no promises or even conjectures about a future return.

The reason is simple. It is time for me to focus on my own writing again.

This was not an easy decision. This little zine has been a part of my life since 2006, when my story, “The Trickster in my Belly”, was chosen by then-editor Sean Wallace. We have published some amazing stories and poems over the years, and the work on this website will remain here for anyone to read.

Before I go, I must thank the authors who submitted work to Jabberwocky, and to those readers who have returned month after month, sharing their enjoyment of the stories and poems found here. You have all been very much appreciated, and I wish you well, wherever this new world may take you.


12 Responses to "Editor's Notes"

  • Wow, it is such great news to hear that Jabberwocky will resume monthly publication! If you have fiction submissions scheduled up to January 2013, does that mean Jabberwocky is now closed to fiction submissions, or can we still submit if the reading period is open?

    1 Lee said this (March 4, 2012 at 2:10 am) Reply

    • Hello! I am still open to submissions and will remain so until Jabberwocky is full through at least March 2013. I don’t like to make authors wait too long to see their work published, but then neither do I want to close to subs so soon after reopening. If you have something you think might be a good fit, then please send it along! — Erzebet

      2 Jabberwocky said this (March 4, 2012 at 10:08 am) Reply

  • I am assuming that since submissions are closed that you are full through March 2013. Is this so? Also if this is, do you have any idea when you will be accepting submissions again?

    3 Angel said this (December 6, 2012 at 2:10 am) Reply

    • Hello Angel, I’ll be making an announcement about Jabberwocky when the next issue is released. Please check back then. Thank you!


      4 Jabberwocky said this (December 7, 2012 at 12:32 pm) Reply

  • Thanks for a great ride!

    5 debs said this (December 21, 2012 at 11:38 am) Reply

    • You are very welcome. :)

      6 Jabberwocky said this (December 21, 2012 at 12:07 pm) Reply

  • Nooooooo. Sadface.

    7 E. Catherine Tobler said this (December 21, 2012 at 3:47 pm) Reply

  • I’m sorry to hear Jabberwocky will be no more, but thank you for putting together such a beautiful publication for so many years!

    8 A.C. Wise said this (December 27, 2012 at 9:38 pm) Reply

    • Thank you for reading! :)

      9 Jabberwocky said this (December 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm) Reply

  • To paraphrase the French, I am desolated! I rarely read the Editor’s Notes (sorry, Erzebet!) but I was wondering if there was a clue in there to when submissions would open. I have loved reading Jabberwocky–always looked forward to the new issue–and will dearly miss it.

    10 Sandi L. said this (January 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm) Reply

    • I’m sorry Sandi! There are only so many hours in the day, though, and I’ve had to cut several things out in order to make time for my writing. I’m sure you understand. :)

      11 Jabberwocky said this (January 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm) Reply

  • I am saddened, but understand. c:

    12 Christie said this (January 25, 2013 at 7:56 pm) Reply

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